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  1. texagg01's Avatar
    You can put a shortcut and a swipe gesture on each dock location. For instance, on the middle button I replaced the shortcut to launch phone when pressed as thats what I am used to on Sense. I also applied s swipe up gesture to launch app drawer on the same button. A single press and you get the phone, a swipe up and you get apps. Tellin ya! Launcher Pro is the bees knees!
    I also use the swipe motion from the middle icon of each of my two docks to launch the app drawer. Great minds think alike!

    Sent from my PC36100 using Tapatalk
    08-25-2010 12:42 AM
  2. StraightWisdom's Avatar
    So I just installed LauncherPro. I have to say I'm VERY impressed. There is something that is annoying me and might be a deal breaker... No way to use the Friendstream widget... Not even the HTC Twitter app Peep widget either. Is there a way to use it?? Would I have to purchase the plus version to get it??
    I use Pure Messenger to replace Friendstream. It's the closest thing to it and it works pretty well with LauncherPro


    Side note:
    after the most recent update i've been getting a lot of Force Closes lately... more than usual.
    Jerzyiroc likes this.
    08-25-2010 02:26 AM
  3. JuniorWWT's Avatar
    I have replaced friendstream with tweetdeck. It's still early beta but a widget us in the works and I actually like it better.
    I also use middle swipe for apps in all three bars. Great minds!!
    Jerzyiroc likes this.
    08-25-2010 08:41 AM
  4. Jerzyiroc's Avatar
    thanks for the replies. I thought not being able to use friendsteam would bother me but so far the customization has made me not care too much. Ive been using the official twitter app which is a carbon copy of the facebook app . Its pretty good but i dont like the widget. thanks for the suggestions though. im gonna try them both out.
    08-25-2010 04:46 PM
  5. Arelunde's Avatar
    I re-installed LP+ with all my home screens blank and I only have a minor problem with the "Contact Quick Tasks" widget. If I turn off/on or do a battery pull - I have to re-size them. Otherwise, though, they load contact info fast and, once re-sized, they stay just fine. I don't have to re-load the actual contact numbers after re-sizing.

    Before, when I loaded LP+ over my existing screens full of widgets and shortcuts, the Contacts Quick Tasks would take several seconds to load the contact numbers and would re-size themselves to non-functional.

    I notice also that the day/time widget (Moto's) ceases to function properly after a on/off or batt pull. I had to delete it and reinstall. So, maybe there are still some compatibility issues here and there.

    Beyond these minor issues, this is an impressive app. You don't need a theme change - you can personalize your DX any way you want with this app. I sure hope it works seamlessly with the Froyo, whenever that shows up. I know it can be problematical to upgrade an OS with an overlay app like this one in place.
    08-26-2010 09:38 AM
  6. groundkontrol's Avatar
    I'm getting a Droid Incredible tomorrow and I've seen a lot of nice-looking home screens on here with LauncherPro so that will be the first thing I download. I had a few questions though:

    1) Do I need to download HomeSwitcher to install LauncherPro? If not, should I download it?

    2) Do I need to remove all the HTC Sense widgets that are on my homescreens before switching to LauncherPro?

    3) Have people noticed any significant battery drain when using LauncherPro?

    4) I'm in love with the huge HTC clock/weather widget. I know there's version available for LauncherPro, what's it called and how do I get it?

    5) Do the stock dock icons in LauncherPro have counters? For example, a GMail unread mail counter, an unread text counter, and a missed call counter? GTalk?

    Sorry for so many questions! Thanks!
    08-26-2010 07:51 PM
  7. cobra302's Avatar
    1. you dont need to install homeswitcher, but it makes it much easier to go back to the stock launcher if you need or want to. i would download it, i have it on mine.
    2. i've asked this before, and wanted to know if they would basically be running twice, one in each launcher. never really got an answer. i will say though, that what i did was just delete the widgets on the original home screen and re-added them to launcher pro. now, with that said, you wont be able to use any stock htc widgets on launcher pro, only non stock widgets.
    3. i havent seen anymore drain on my device at all (samsung captivate)
    4. i use beautiful widgets with the weather to get the htc clock/weather, you can also search around for the apk of another program that escapes me now. it was pulled i guess due to htc complaining. i found a copy of it though.
    5. yes it has options for counters for everything but gtalk. thats one of the main things i like about it. coming from an iphone that was one thing i missed!
    08-26-2010 08:45 PM
  8. groundkontrol's Avatar
    1. you dont need to install homeswitcher, but it makes it much easier to go back to the stock launcher if you need or want to. i would download it, i have it on mine.
    2. i've asked this before, and wanted to know if they would basically be running twice, one in each launcher. never really got an answer. i will say though, that what i did was just delete the widgets on the original home screen and re-added them to launcher pro. now, with that said, you wont be able to use any stock htc widgets on launcher pro, only non stock widgets.
    3. i havent seen anymore drain on my device at all (samsung captivate)
    4. i use beautiful widgets with the weather to get the htc clock/weather, you can also search around for the apk of another program that escapes me now. it was pulled i guess due to htc complaining. i found a copy of it though.
    5. yes it has options for counters for everything but gtalk. thats one of the main things i like about it. coming from an iphone that was one thing i missed!

    Thanks for your reply! What do you mean "coming from an iphone that was one thing i missed"? You had the unread counter on iPhone and now you have it on Android with LauncherPro, correct?

    Can anyone answer quesiton #2 about turning off all HTC widgets. Also, do most people use beautiful widgets to mimic the HTC weather clock? Is this the best option to do that? THANKS!
    08-26-2010 09:33 PM
  9. cobra302's Avatar
    yup i have the unread counter now with launcher pro, but before i didnt have it. i only had the taskbar notification icon when an email came in, but i had no way to tell how many were actually waiting on me. launcher pro fixed that issue. same with sms.
    08-26-2010 11:18 PM
  10. terpitude71's Avatar
    to answer question 2, yes, remove any widgets and shortcuts from your sense homescreen either before switching to LP, or by using home switcher to go back to sense after installing LP. and no, you wont be able use sense widgets on LP (a limitation of all third-party launchers).

    you wont be able to find a clock in BW that looks exactly like the sense clock (thanks to a c&d order from htc), but BW is incredibly customizable and has over 100 clock skins and over a dozen weather skins to choose from, with more being added constantly.

    the other program that had the clock strikingly similar to the sense clock was called fancy widget. it has been pulled from the market, but you can still find the apk floating around on the interwebs (on these forums even, i believe)
    08-27-2010 12:40 AM
  11. 1xmattx1's Avatar
    That Clock the Looks exactly like the sense is called FancyWidget

    here's the QR code

    Just use a barcode scanner app to scan this then it will open in the market and you can download. Although you can't just search for it in the market but that QR will take you to it.
    08-27-2010 12:48 AM
  12. groundkontrol's Avatar
    That Clock the Looks exactly like the sense is called FancyWidget

    here's the QR code

    Just use a barcode scanner app to scan this then it will open in the market and you can download. Although you can't just search for it in the market but that QR will take you to it.

    How reliable is Fancy Widget? Does it have any issues where the clock is wrong or it reports the wrong weather?
    08-29-2010 04:30 PM
  13. FuManChuu's Avatar
    Also, even if you are in love with the HTC clock... "News and Weather", aka, the GenieWidget, is super nice as well
    08-29-2010 07:37 PM
  14. ctychick's Avatar
    Tried a couple of searches in the thread with no luck. I apologize if this has already been asked.

    When I press on an open spot on a homescreen to add an app shortcut, I immediately get the first options window, but after I select "Shortcut" and then "Application", there is a very long delay before my list of apps shows up. Is this because I might have too many apps on my phone that are slowing it down? OR, is there a bug that I don't know about?


    I hope I'm not overloaded on apps because I really do use every app on my phone - most practical, few games - and can't think of a single one that I would want to delete. Yes - this phone runs my life!!

    Any suggestions for fixing this would be appreciated!
    08-30-2010 08:17 PM
  15. stepchild's Avatar
    Tried a couple of searches in the thread with no luck. I apologize if this has already been asked.

    When I press on an open spot on a homescreen to add an app shortcut, I immediately get the first options window, but after I select "Shortcut" and then "Application", there is a very long delay before my list of apps shows up. Is this because I might have too many apps on my phone that are slowing it down? OR, is there a bug that I don't know about?


    I hope I'm not overloaded on apps because I really do use every app on my phone - most practical, few games - and can't think of a single one that I would want to delete. Yes - this phone runs my life!!

    Any suggestions for fixing this would be appreciated!
    I would say it's the number of apps you have. Mind is the same way. If I go right back and do it again they load very fast. It just takes awhile on first load.
    08-31-2010 09:10 AM
  16. prahz2000's Avatar
    I have LauncherPro Plus on my Samsung Captivate. When I plug the phone in for a re-charge, the touch display does not respond. It will not respond when plugged in. Anyone know how to fix this? Is this a LauncherPro issue?
    09-03-2010 11:33 AM
  17. SeeK's Avatar
    I've got a Desire running 2.2 and LP+ 0.7.7.2.

    When I leave the phone alone for a while and then come back to it, it's as if my homescreens have been unloaded from memory. It'll display my default homescreen fine, but if I try to scroll to the left or right, it'll freeze up for about one second before it loads everything and completes the scroll. It's not a major problem, just makes things feel a lot more unstable.

    Does anyone else have this issue?
    09-04-2010 05:00 AM
  18. CharlieL3's Avatar
    Play with the memory and cache settings. There are many threads about this subject on the Launcher Pro forum at the Dev's website.
    09-04-2010 03:55 PM
  19. sahmd's Avatar
    I've been playing with LP for the past couple of days, and really like the features and flexibility it provides. (the 'swipe gesture' from the dock icons is particularly slick!) however, it seems to be killing my battery life on my Droid X. With stock 'philblur', I would almost always get through a full day, even with fairly heavy use. Now I'm down to ~20% by 3:00 with very minimal use.

    Are there settings that I'm missing that could be eating the battery? Thoughts?
    09-10-2010 04:34 PM
  20. nedqadams's Avatar
    I've had launcher pro on a DX almost since launch and it's worked perfectly. After downloading the updated Google Voice app it's forced closed 4 times in one day. Anyone know why / if they're related?
    09-10-2010 08:23 PM
  21. droidntn's Avatar
    I tried adding a stock photo widget for sending a text but they don't resize right and even if they did, you have to select the action you want each time you press it.
    Any ideas? What do you guys use in place of the stock os that worked great on that part.
    09-11-2010 06:25 AM
  22. sahmd's Avatar
    I tried adding a stock photo widget for sending a text but they don't resize right and even if they did, you have to select the action you want each time you press it.
    Any ideas? What do you guys use in place of the stock os that worked great on that part.

    I'm having the same issue. I've tried a bunch of free 3rd party apps (picture dial, arti's fancy contacts widget, contact widget...) and they're ok, but none of them work the way i want them to (or the way the stock widget does/did). they're worth trying out, though - maybe you'll find the perfect one for you. there are also a bunch of paid apps, but if i'm going to pay anyway, i'd rather pony up and upgrade to LP plus and use the built-in 'people' widget. (which is probably what i'm going to do)

    I'm happy to pay the $3, because LP is a great product, but i'm holding off right now because of my battery issues since installing LP - see my post above.

    hope that helps.
    09-11-2010 08:01 AM
  23. eRod v1.0's Avatar
    Who has the best source of color custom icons? Everything I have found is just blah or iphone themed. No thanks.
    09-11-2010 08:33 AM
  24. Oj467's Avatar
    I've been playing with LP for the past couple of days, and really like the features and flexibility it provides. (the 'swipe gesture' from the dock icons is particularly slick!) however, it seems to be killing my battery life on my Droid X. With stock 'philblur', I would almost always get through a full day, even with fairly heavy use. Now I'm down to ~20% by 3:00 with very minimal use.

    Are there settings that I'm missing that could be eating the battery? Thoughts?
    Are you using the Twitter (and now Facebook with the new update!) widgets? If so - what are your update intervals set to?
    09-11-2010 08:39 AM
  25. WAldenIV's Avatar
    Most of the Motorola widgets are visually broken when using the five rows of icons with LP. I had to scrap the calendar, which I actually liked, to use the LP calendar widget instead. I don't like it as much. I also can't use the news widget. No matter what size I make the widget it gets visually broken.

    Does anyone have a solution that doesn't involve not using five rows? Is there an alternative news widget that won't break with LP?
    09-11-2010 08:40 AM
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